Lautenberg and Vitter did their best on a tight time frame to come up with a bipartisan bill. As human beings, it only makes sense they didnít get everything right. Itís up to the rest of us to help finish the work and get this done and, more importantly, get it done right.
Andy Igrejas is the director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a nonpartisan coalition of 450 health and environmental organizations, unions and businesses.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.